This grant will fund fellowships in memory of Maggie Mahoney, the first vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in its days as a national institution. Margaret E. Mahoney joined RWJF in 1971 after serving as an executive of the Carnegie Corporation. She joined then-President David Rogers, MD, and others in steering RWJF from a family foundation focused on charitable activities in New Brunswick, N.J., to the nation's largest foundation devoted solely to the issues of improving health and health care for all Americans. She was president of the Commonwealth Fund from 1980 to 1995. To honor her legacy and her commitment to vulnerable populations, the Commonwealth Fund and the New York Academy of Medicine (Academy) propose a fellowship program for health-professions students that will focus on the priority areas of transforming health care delivery systems for vulnerable populations; urban health issues; and early-childhood development and prevention. The Mahoney fellowships project will support medical, dental, nursing, and public health students in conducting research projects or for internships focused on addressing the health of vulnerable urban populations. Student projects will focus on transforming health care delivery systems and improving access to high-quality, cost-effective care for low-income, uninsured, and minority urban populations, and/or on early-childhood development and prevention. The Academy will administer the awards under direction of Jo Ivey Boufford, president.
Amount Awarded $75,000.00
Awarded on: 9/7/2012
Time frame: 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013
Grant Number: 70346